I Know The Rainbow’s Been Rough: Werqing Black Queer Childhood With NIC Kay’s “lil BLK”
Performance

I Know The Rainbow’s Been Rough: Werqing Black Queer Childhood With NIC Kay’s “lil BLK”

“Once upon a time, there was a little Black girl…” announces LaWanda Page, spinning the tale of that little girl in the Brewster projects whose “modeling career took off” heard at the beginning of RuPaul’s iconic “Supermodel (You Better Work).” With those words–nostalgic to anyone who loves over-the-top queer dance music, Bronx-born performer NIC Kay … Continue reading

Visibility At What Cost: “Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production And The Politics Of Visibility”
Books

Visibility At What Cost: “Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production And The Politics Of Visibility”

In August, The Outline published an investigative piece on Mic.com, detailing how the co-founders Chris Altchek, a conservative-leaning Goldman Sachs banker, and Jake Horowitz, who worked as a foreign policy columnist at Change.org, transformed the news site into social justice central, exploiting identity politics to enact some elaborate and lucrative performance of allyship. In “Mic’s Drop,” writer … Continue reading